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An inspirational team of people who benefit from a charity supported by the Steve Morgan Foundation joined together to push their boundaries and complete their first ever Spring 5k race over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Mencap Liverpool is a charity which meets the needs of people with mild to moderate learning disabilities who receive little or no support through social services, via a range of outreach support.
And eight of the charity’s members overcame their limitations and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to register a fantastic achievement in Sefton Park.
The Steve Morgan Foundation joined forces with the Medicash Charitable Trust to support the charity by providing a three-year grant of £67,636 to help with an exciting project aimed at transforming the lives of local people with a learning disability.
The funding is used towards the salary of Project Co-ordinator Charlotte Crowder, and she has now been in touch to talk about the great strides – literally – made by the Team Transformation group which she organises at the charity.
“At the weekend all eight members of team transformation completed the Spring 5k,” said Charlotte.
“We have been in training for this race for the last two months, going on weekly walks and runs.
“This is the first race any of them had ever competed in and they were all absolutely amazing.
“When they first started, two of the members could not even walk 1km due to being overweight and inactive, but after training for two months they managed to complete the 5k.
“For one of our members, Charlotte, it was a particularly impressive achievement.
“It took her one hour and 40 minutes to complete and she did not give up once – when she crossed over the finish line we were all emotional!
“We now feel motivated to enter some more local races and a few of us are going to start training to run 10k.”
Click here to read our previous feature outlining our support for Mencap Liverpool.
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